Ada Initiative

The Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization supporting women in 'open' technology and culture. They educate people of all genders on how to support women in open technology and culture through teaching workshops, writing policies, guides, and editorials, and speaking.

Open technology and culture includes areas like open source software, open access, and open data - the technologies and culture behind Google, Twitter, Facebook, and the Internet as a whole. These new, open communities are changing the future of global society. Unfortunately, as of 2012 women make up only 2% of the open source community.